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Can I get some feedback on my audio upgrade. I plan on putting 6.5 inch speakers all through out the truck and a pioneer shallow truck sub in place of the factory subwoofer. Powering everything with a 5 channel kicker amp. I am using coaxile speakers. Dont want to mess with component. Heres what I am wanting to put in.

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_12271_Pioneer+Premier+FH-P800BT.html
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_7069_Pioneer+Premier+TS-SW841D.html
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_11535_Kicker+08ZX700.5.html
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item...celectronix.com/item_8549_Alpine+SPR-17C.html
http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_8549_Alpine+SPR-17C.html

Infinitys in the front alpines in the back

I saw in some previous threads that the factory sub box coould be too small to have an aftermarket sound good in. Does anyone know anything about this? Im hoping that the pioneer truck sub will be small enough to allow for good sound
 

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You already have components in the front, at least keep the front components. The sound is clearly better from components. I even put components in the rear to raise the sound field up back there.

And check Ebay too. I picked up two JL 10W1s for $163 shipped, new. And a JL 250 watt amp for $135 shipped, also new.
 

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I'm getting ready to replace my head unit as well which of course means doing something with the sub and an amp. I'm only considering powered units for simplicity. I'm not looking for anything big in the way of bass. I've pretty well narrowed it down to a 6" Bazooka which has already been successfully installed and photo by a ROC member in the driver side corner behind the seat (leaving the factory sub intact). I think this will probably yield sufficient bass for my needs. Bazooka has been in the game a long time provided decent bass in simple limited space installs.

I have a small amount of interest in Crutfield's new Sound Ordnance 8" powered sub which by it's measurements should easily fit in place of the factory sub and I've got to think would be better than factory but I'm not so confident that it would be better than a Bazooka given Bazooka's track record. The only thing making me really consider it is that Crutchfield...especially with a 3 year warranty on it.

It will probably ultimately come down to timing. If the head unit I'm buying (Kenwood DDX-616) begins shipping before any meaningful reviews have been posted on the Sound Ordnance, I'll just go with the Bazooka with full confidence that it will handle my needs. The HU will probably begin shipping in 1-2 weeks so I hold out little hope for the Sound Ordnance at this point.
 

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Infinitys in the front alpines in the back
Why mix/match these? It's one thing to put components in front and coaxial in back of same brand and construction material but mixing brands just sounds like you're asking for imbalanced sound. Even two speakers with identical numbers on paper but from different manufacturers with different cone and surround materials are going to sound different which at least in my opinion is never a good thing.
 

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If you care about sound, there should be no speakers in the back. It doesn't really matter what you put back there if you set them up right. Turn them down, way down.
 
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